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RFDC's Annual Family Picnic A Fun-Filled Time Was Had By All!

On Sunday, September 13, Rainbow Families DC held its fun-filled Annual Picnic in partnership with Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens on the lawn of the magnificent Merriweather Post mansion.  It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day with nearly 200 people joining us at this year's picnic! Thank you to everyone who turned out!  

Thank you to Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens for your continued partnership and making this event such a success!

Be sure to check out the over 150 photos capturing the day on our Facebook Photo Album by CLICKING HERE!


RFDC Hosted Metro DC Area Family Gathering at Family Week in Provincetown

On Monday, July 27, Rainbow Families DC hosted a Metro DC Area family gathering during the Family Equality Council's 20th Family Week in Provincetown, MA. More than a dozen DC Metro Area families turned out!


Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified parents and their families in the world!

REGISTER TODAY: RFDC's Annual Visit to Cox Farm's Pumpkin Madness Fall Festival - Sunday, Nov. 8

When: Sunday, November 8, 2015  -  11 AM-4 PM

Where: Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 20120

Join us for a fun-filled day at Cox Farm’s Pumpkin Madness! on Sunday, November 8, 2015.  Fun for all ages, Rainbow Families DC's annual visit to Cox Farm includes pumpkin-smashing, hayrides, live music, farm animals, a corn maze, hill slides, and lots of other activities. Be sure to bring your used Jack O'Lanterns so they can be smashed and recycled! 

Admission is ONLY $7.50/Person - a 50% savings off regular admission price!***  Thank you to Cox Farms for graciously offering our families a discount admission rate!  

Rainbow Families DC will have a welcome table located near the Cox Farms Ticket Booths. Please visit us at the table after stopping at the ticket booth.

Visit the Cox Farms website to learn more about the farm & Pumpkin Madness!

Here's how to get your 50% off admission tickets to Pumpkin Madness:

First, you must be a registered member with Cox Farms (it's free to join) and logged in to your account to take advantage of the deal. You can login by CLICKING HERE. 

If you're not already a member, you can join by CLICKING HERE.

Once logged in, click on the "Pumpkin Madness Offer" link on the left hand side of your member dashboard page and proceed with your ticket purchase!

Reduced-Price Tickets are AVAILABLE NOW for Our Annual Visit to Cox Farms by CLICKING HERE! 

***Please note that day of event ticket sales are $15/Person. Discount tickets are ONLY available through advanced online ticket sales. Discount tickets WILL NOT be available at the Cox Farms Ticket Booth.



In The NEWS...

Same-Sex Parents: A Statistical Snapshot

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey was the first to collect detailed demographic data on both married and unmarried same-sex couples nationally, including information on same-sex couples raising children. The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law analyzed that data, along with information from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey. The institute estimates that, as of 2013:

Related: Estimates Emerge on Number of Students With Same-Sex Parents

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Nearly 210,000 children under the age of 18—almost 145,000 of them

school-age—lived in some 122,000 households with same-sex parents.


Rainbow Families DC Marched in June 2015 Capital Pride Pride with HRC


On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Rainbow Families DC joined the Human Rights Campaign walking contingent in the Capital Pride Parade! Thank you to Trang Duong and Jeff Szabo-Simmons, RFDC Board Members, for leading the parade walking contingent and to all the families that joined us! We hope to see you all there next year!

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